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SimBird Montauk systems

We are passionate about aviation. Our founder and CEO holds a Commercial Multi-Engine Rating with an Instrument Rating and has been actively flying for over 35 years. He is also an active aircraft homebuilder and a long standing member of both the EAA and AOPA.

Simbird is a product of the Montauk Systems Corporation – a computer design and development business and manufacturing concern founded in 2001. We offer unique electronic devices for the individual consumer and industry.

Our ability to vigorously work with the customer through the product life cycle results in a sturdy, well-engineered product that will last for many years.

Please contact us if you have a unique systems requirement.

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Featured Products

Simbird 1000C BATD (49” Curved Monitor)

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Simbird 1000C BATD (Triple Monitor with IOS)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Simbird 1000C BATD FAA Approved?

The Simbird 1000C is FAA approved as a Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD). Please refer to the FAA Letter of Authorization for approval details.

Signed 04-12-2021 Montauk Systems Corporation Simbird 1000c BATD LOA

What aircraft models are included with the Simbird 1000C?

The Simbird 1000C utilizes the XPLANE Cessna 172 aircraft module. The 172 has been evaluated and approved by the FAA. We are working with the FAA to add the Cessna 182 and 206 models in the near future. The Simbird includes a prop control, rudder trim, and cowl flaps control to allow for the later addition of the 182/206 – once approved by the FAA.

Why Purchase a Simbird BATD?

The Simbird 1000C BATD provides an effective training environment for both student and licensed pilots. This includes the practice of scenario based flight training events, instrument procedures, equipment failure and emergency procedures.


Stu­dents can learn and prac­tice advanced instru­men­ta­tion and avion­ics on a BATD cockpit modeled on the Cessna: the most popular and successful trainer of all time. Stu­dents can learn faster, retain skills longer and become bet­ter pilots.


Quickly realize direct sav­ings by using the Simbird BATD in lieu of using actual aircraft. Results in reduced fuel usage, reduc­ing unsched­uled main­te­nance costs and extend­ing hour-based inspec­tion intervals. Aircraft “wear and tear” reduced by teach­ing cor­rect air­craft procedures and techniques to students.


Operating a Simbird 1000C BATD pro­vides the owner the oppor­tu­nity to gen­er­ate rev­enue every day of the week regard­less of weather con­di­tions. No longer be grounded due to weather! Offer your stu­dents significant sav­ings on flight train­ing while reducing wear and tear on your air­craft fleet.

For more information about the Simbird 1000C BATD, or for a quotation, please contact our sales department using our contact form (add link to Contact Us) or email us at: montauksystems@aol.com

Is the Simbird 530 FAA approved

The Simbird 530 is an excellent choice for both beginning student and professionals alike. The 530 can be configured to fly a wide range of single, multi-engine and even jet aircraft. Due to the “non-specific” aircraft model nature of the 530 – the device can not be used to log flying time per FAA requirements. 530 is not an approved Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD). The 530 is still a great way to learn the fundamentals of flying, acquire new skills, or brush up on your flying technique. It’s just plain fun to fly.

Where can I find more information about the flight simulator program?

SimBird is shipped with the XPLANE flight simulator.
Check XPLANE’s website at: https://www.x-plane.com
A detailed desktop manual can be found at: https://x-plane.com/manuals/desktop/

Should I have issue with the flight simulator - where can I find troubleshooting information?

Refer to the XPLANE Knowledge Base at: https://www.x-plane.com/kb/

What aircraft models come with the Simbird 530 Workstation?

XPLANE comes with the following default aircraft loaded: Cessna 172SP, Beechcraft Baron 58, Beechcraft King Air C90, Cirrus Vision Jet SF50, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 747-400, McDonnell Douglas MD-80, Sikorsky S-76, and Schleicher ASK 21.

Where can I find other aircraft models to purchase and download to the Simbird 530 Workstation

Additional aircraft can be purchased at the Xplane.org Software Store at: https://store.x-plane.org

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